Lapland provides the best conditions for cross-country skiing: the (over) 200 km of lit and unlit cross-country skiing trails of various levels of difficulty in Muonio are truly well maintained.  To make the most out of your cross-country skiing experience, it’s worth planning in advance: make sure you check the length of your route and height of hills; you should also take a look at the weather forecast so you can be prepared for possible weather changes or strong winds in the open aapa moors. When you’re getting ready for your trek, check where the cross-country skiing track cafes are. Take sunglasses, especially for the bright spring sunshine. Cross-country skiing track maps are available at hotels, tourist information points, shops, service stations and ski resorts. Muonio also regularly hosts the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup.

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